Pupils And Teacher Taken To Hospital After 'Chemical Leak' At Quinton School

Six pupils and a teacher have been treated by ambulance staff after a small chemical incident at a school.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to Four Dwellings High School in Dwellings Lane, Quinton at just after 10.15am this morning.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer, the Hazardous Area Response Team and two emergency planning managers were sent to the scene. A spokesman said:

“The six pupils and a teacher developed breathing difficulties after being exposed to the chemical Bromine. The rest of the class were unaffected.

“They were assessed at the scene by ambulance staff and, as a precaution, the teenagers were taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the teacher to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

"Their condition is not believed serious and the chemical was isolated . There is no risk to anyone else.”

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